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The Indianapolis Colts have fluctuating COVID-19 issues as they prepare to play the Las Vegas Raiders in NFL Week 17 action.
Colts quarterback Carson Wentz has tested positive this week, but changing CDC guidelines that have affected the NFL's agreement with the players' association may allow him to play. The Colts are coming off a victory over the Arizona Cardinals that improved their AFC playoff prospects.
The Raiders (8-7) have won two games in a row but are currently on the outside looking in at the playoffs. Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr has completed 68.7% of his passes for 4,363 yards, 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Defensive lineman Maxx Crosby, linebacker Denzel Perryman and punter A.J. Cole were selected to the Pro Bowl.
When do the Colts play the Raiders?
The game is at 1 p.m. ET Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
How can I watch the Colts vs. Raiders?
The game can be seen on Fox (Channel 59 in Indianapolis), with Kenny Albert on play-by-play, Jonathan Vilma with analysis and Sara Walsh with sideline reporting.
How can I listen to the Colts play the Raiders?
The game can be heard on 93.5, 97.1 and 107.5 FM in Indianapolis, with Matt Taylor on play-by-play, Rick Venturi with analysis and Larra Overton with sideline reporting. The game will also be on SiriusXM Channel 226 and 813.
Are the Colts favored against the Raiders?
The Colts are 6.5-point favorites, according to Tipico Sportsbook. The over/under is 44.5 points.
Colts injury report
Colts who are out: SAndrew Zendejo (concussion); questionable: TE Jack Doyle (knee/ankle), T Eric Fisher (knee/shoulder/toe), G Mark Glowinski (illness).
Colts and COVID: Movement on the list
Raiders injury report
Raiders who are questionable: DT Johnathan Hankins (back).
TE Darren Waller was added to the COVID-19 list on Wednesday. DL Carl Nassib and OL Jordan Simmons were added to the list Thursday.
The Colts are No. 2 in the NFL yards per carry (5.1), per game (154.9) and rushing frequency (48.2% of their plays), and No. 3 in carries per game (30.3). ... The Colts are No. 1 in 4th-down conversion rate (65.2%). ... Indianapolis is No. 2 turnover margin (+0.9) and takeaways (2.1 per game). ... The Colts are No. 3 in penalties (4.6 for 40.7 yards per game). ... Jonathan Taylor leads the NFL in rushing yards (1,626) and rushing touchdowns (17).
Las Vegas allows opponents to score touchdowns on 79% of their red zone opportunities, the most in the NFL. ... The Raiders allow opponents to convert 66.7% of their 4th-down plays, No. 31. ... The Raiders have 5 interceptions, the fewest in the NFL. ... Las Vegas passes 62.7% of the time (No. 4) and completes 68.7% of its passes (No. 3). ... The Raiders commit the most penalties in the NFL (7.6 per game for 68.3 yards).
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